1887

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Student Assessment in Turkey

image of OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Student Assessment in Turkey

How can assessment and evaluation policies work together more effectively to improve student outcomes in primary and secondary schools? The country reports in this series provide, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing evaluation and assessment policy to identify improvements that can be made to enhance the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

Turkey’s education system stands out internationally as a success story. In recent decades, participation has been vastly expanded, becoming universal at lower levels of schooling and outperforming other middle-income countries in upper secondary education. However, the education system is also marked by disparities, with only around half of 15-year olds acquiring the essential competencies they need for life and work.

This review, developed in co operation with UNICEF, suggests how student assessment can be used more effectively to better support all students to do well. It provides recommendations for enhancing teachers’ classroom assessments, assessing a broader range of skills through national examinations and using the new national assessment to support improvements in learning and teachers’ assessment practice.

English

.

Executive summary

In many respects, the Turkish education system stands out internationally as a success story. Major investments in the school system in the early 2000s have resulted in a vast expansion of participation. By 2015, participation in primary and secondary school had become universal. Among the upper secondary school population, the country outperforms other middle-income countries, with enrolment rates increasing by 70% since 2005. The universalisation of education is even more remarkable because learning outcomes improved over the same period.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error